There is nothing like homemade buttermilk syrup. It’s like liquid gold! It makes any breakfast special. This recipe is the best. It has the right consistency (not too thin and runny!). And the best buttery, sweet flavor. Perfect topping for buttermilk pancakes!
Best Buttermilk Syrup
I got this recipe from a good friend. I still have the paper with the handwritten recipe. I’ve had it for probably 12 years now? I’ve been meaning to post this recipe since I started this blog. That is just how it goes sometimes. My friends mom made buttermilk waffles (that recipe coming soon!) and this syrup after he gave a talk in our church. He was leaving on a mission for 2 years. After he spoke we all gathered at his home and ate the most amazing waffles and buttermilk syrup. I have never used another recipe since! I just love how food can bring back memories.
Is there anything better than homemade buttermilk syrup? A stack of pancakes or waffles drenched in this is pretty much heaven. Add some berries and fresh whipped cream for a truly decadent breakfast fit for a queen. At least if I was a queen, that’s what I would want for breakfast ;).
How to make buttermilk syrup
- Melt butter, buttermilk, sugar, baking soda and a little karo syrup over medium heat.
- Boil the mixture for about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.
- Stir in the vanilla and pour a ridiculous amount over pancakes, waffles, ice cream…
Making this homemade buttermilk syrup is really as easy as 1,2,3! This is a staple recipe for anytime I make waffles or buttermilk pancakes!
This syrup is amazing. Easy & makes breakfast feel extra special!
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/4 cup butter
- 2 tablespoons karo syrup
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
In a medium sized pan add the sugar, butter, karo syrup, buttermilk & baking soda. Stir over medium heat until melted.
Bring the mixture to a boil. Boil for 4 to 6 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
Serve over pancakes, waffles etc. Store in the fridge.
If you don't have karo syrup, just make the recipe without it. It will still be delicious!
Source: my friend Brenner Freeman. Thanks for sharing your recipe!